22nd JUNE 2008 at Telford & Wrekin HC

Result : LX 2 (Gill, Watson), Wales 3.

Report: The game was played in extremely blustery conditions at Telford and Wrekin HC, Jim Tranter’s home club. After a cagy start Wales opened the scoring through a penalty corner strike from their Irish LX-er Martin Cavanagh. LX then missed a penalty stroke, but equalised shortly afterwards, captain David Gill scoring from close range. For the rest of the first half LX pressed hard but without success. In the second half LX had the majority of possession, but conspired to concede two penalty strokes during Welsh breakaways, both of which were converted. A goal from Mark Watson from a well-worked corner was too little, too late, and Wales hung on to finish 3-2 winners.

This was intended to be a get-together for the Barcelona LX Red squad. Nine of the squad (Dures, Watson, Perry, Grinham, Jeff, Tranter, Durrans, Chris Jones and skipper Gill) turned out together with two guests. 

Match manager: Jim Tranter